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PARENTS AND KIDS RELATIONSHIPS October Sky by Joe Johnston and Every Day Use by Alice Walkers stories deal with parents and kids relationships John Hickam and a middle-aged woman are parents who find themselves choosing between both of their kids Dee and Jim are the strongest kids of the family whove followed their parents expectations Homer and Maggie are very different from their brother and sister They have very different goals compare to their brothers and sisters As consequence their relationship with their parents experience obstacles and conflicts As readers we capture the distinctions that this parents have between their kids They treat them differently The theme that stands the most is based on the relationship between parents and children John and Walker have learned to accept their kids and the differences that create a different out come from the begging of the story until the end Hickam and Walker faced conflicts and gained their parents respects by changing their static relationship into dynamic acceptance between them Homer devotion to rockets and differences between his brothers does not follow his dads expectations creating conflicts between them and static their relationship as father and son In October Sky the story takes place at a West Virginia mining town during the 1950s People could only survive working in coalmines John is a mine superintendent and fully expects Homer to follow his footsteps He demonstrates to him how much he wants him to become a coal minter and says homer I was born for this and I shouldnt be surprise you were to This creates conflict with his dream of becoming a Rocket Scientists By winning the science project he would be able to gain a scholarship and becoming a rocket scientist He follows his dream over passing the problems like when hes arrested for flying his rockets This makes his father say something hes never said before In this scene he shows how
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